A number of instruments have come to us for careful restoration. We listen to the customer, set realistic deadlines and deliver our promises. Here are just some of the instruments we have recently restored.
THE LYTHGOE 98 KEY MARENGHI
Frank asked us to continue on the excellent work conducted by A. C. Pilmer but felt the work needed to move faster and the work that was to continue would be better suited for us to do. We took the organ out the truck to undertake work on the bass pipes underneath.
We also did rewiring, overhauled the blower and put on an inverter drive and update the Keyframe motor to similar drive. Various other pipework and keyframe are due to be restored by us in the near future.
87 KEY GAVIOLI
This 87 Key Gavioli owned by Pleasure Beach, Great Yarmouth. This organ has been in storage since it was removed from the gallopers a few years ago, before that it hasn’t played a note for 10 years or more being housed in a glass box on the centre of the gallopers.
We are very excited about this restoration as it’s an organ most younger enthusiasts wil have probably not heard before.
We plan to restore the organ over the next few years for the family and will continue to post about its progress on our Facebook page.
THE COX GAUDIN
This 65 key Gaudin belongs to James Cox and family. This organ has had the first stage of works completed which includes work on….action, reservoir, glockenspiel and pipework. During the works we noticed that 80% of the pipes were split and these were glued and flooded and are all working now, however some more pipe voicing is required again in its next stage of work.
THE EMMET GAVIOLI
Recently we went to Milton Keynes to work on two organs belonging to the Emmett Family. The 89 keyless Gavioli has not received maintenance for a few years and this year we were asked to carry out a service and a tune up. We plan to return to the organ next year to remove the Keyframe for an overhaul and make other adjustments to improve the instruments performance.